Brendan Davis asks fascinating guests from around the world the questions you'd ask if you knew them better.
KEVIN GEIGER & BRENDAN DAVIS | Fretful Laowai: Endgame
SERIES FINALE. On this last episode of the show, KEVIN GEIGER and BRENDAN DAVIS discuss their lives in 3 acts. Reckoning: what’s happened and what’s changed. Orientation: where we REALLY are, right now - us and the world. Transformation: the only good option for us moving forward. You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/SMCineman/ and contact me via Twitter @VeritasInLux. THANK YOU for the great support over the years, and I hope to see you again soon.
JONATHAN LONDON | Creativity, Perspective, and GEEKSCAPE
JONATHAN LONDON (http://www.geekscape.net) has had an eclectic and cool career. Radio shows with bands like Blink-182 and Weezer led to music videos and more. He started Geekscape way back in 2005, where Kevin Smith first learned the joys of podcasting. We discuss Jonathan’s creative career, mental and physical health, his cool older brother Daniel, younger brother and former WWE superstar Paul London, and dealing with the normalization of pain. Don't miss!
LEAH LAMARR | Acting, Comedy, Writing and Producing
Actor, comedian, writer and producer LEAH LAMARR spent years in NYC studying acting and improv comedy there and later in LA. She is a 3-time champion in Jeff Ross and Brian Moses’ Roast Battles at The World Famous Comedy Store and host of the “Falling In Love with Leah Lamarr” podcast. We discuss learning from your heroes, being socially conscious in trying times, and what it means to relentlessly pursue your goals.
JOHN BADHAM | Directing Film and TV in Hollywood
Saturday Night Fever. Dracula. War Games. Director JOHN BADHAM made those classic films and many more. He honed his craft doing years of TV, then Saturday Night Fever launched him into the stratosphere. We also discuss how Gregory Peck helped him get his first job in Hollywood, his big break as a TV director, how he made his way into features, his take on the auteur theory, how feature directors can move into TV and survive, and his experiences as an author and educator. Don't miss!
DENISE CARLSON | Disney TV and Indie Film Producing
DENISE CARLSON is a very savvy film and TV producer whose war stories are shared here with insight, candor, and loads of sometimes salty humor. She’s also an old friend, and it was a real treat to get into the weeds of things with her. We discuss her beginnings at the William Morris Agency, her tenure at Disney TV (where she discovered “High School Musical”), and what a rude awakening it was to become an independent producer. We also get into her animal rescue work and many other things too. Enjoy!
ERIC ADAM CONNER | Screenwriting, Theater, and Film Education
ERIC ADAM CONNER is a screenwriter, director, actor and theater kid. A childhood in Delaware led to undergrad at Penn, stints in NYC, New Hampshire summer stock, and off-Broadway theater, and finally grad school at USC. We talk candidly about many topics that creative entrepreneurs especially will find relevant, relatable, or just fun, including his early brush with fame on the Howard Stern Show, having Beetlejuice as a guest at his bachelor party, and more. Great talk!
Thoughtful host - incredible conversations
I’ve had the pleasure to appear on Brendan‘s podcast several times. He is a very thoughtful host and I have had one of the best interviews on this very podcast while I was visiting Beijing, China. Look forward to listening to many other episodes on the show as well
Fantastic style and format. I love the long form intimate interviews. I think we might have just become best friends!